I just pulled together some notes from the Presets 2.0 update. Maybe this will help.
Originally posted by Kyle-at-Bose:Burn the downloaded file as a "audio" CD, not a "data" CD
Hi Greg/Jerry. Some random things to consider when upgrading your system by the download-burn CD method.
Make sure that your burn software has all processing disabled. Some software applies normalization. Check the options to make sure that this is OFF.
When you burn the CD, I actually prefer to burn 3 tracks of the same file in a row. So, in other words, tracks 1, 2, and 3 would be the same file.
On your DVD player you MUST TURN OFF ALL DSP PROCESSING like dynamic range compression, 3D effects, speaker size selection
If you are using a portable DVD player with a volume control, make sure that the volume control is at MAX.
On your DVD player, try BITSTREAM MODE first. If that doesn't work, we've seen PCM MODE work also.
When flashing the PS1 using the DVD player, it's sometimes good to start with the DVD player at STOP. Turn the PS1 off, then back on. Next, press play on the DVD player to start the upgrade process. Be patient, it sometimes takes 10 seconds or so to start the blinking.
I hope these suggestions help!
Originally posted by acappella: (minor edit by ST to substitute current file name)
Windows Media Player 10 DOES WORK. You just have to turn off compression/normalization, which defaults to On.
Instructions if you have Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10.
1. Open the folder containing the un-zipped WAV files, right-click on the
firmware1p85.WAV L1_model_1_Presets_3.0_Patch.wav file, and choose "Add to Burn List"
2. Windows Media Player should appear. Select the "Burn" tab, and make sure only the one WAV file is listed on the left.
3. VERY IMPORTANT: Click on the little red check-mark near the upper-right corner of the Media Player window (just above the CD drive selection box). Click on the "Quality" tab, and un-check the box labelled "Apply volume leveling to music when it is burned." Click OK.
4. Insert a blank CD, and click the "Start Burn" button in Windows Media Player. Your update CD should be ready in a few seconds.
Originally posted by Kyle-at-Bose:
Nero should work just fine. It's my burn-application of choice. Make sure that you burn as an AUDIO CD not as a DATA CD. That may have been the problem. Simply select AUDIO CD and drag and drop into Nero. (This is for other owners with similar questions).
It sounds like WMP worked fine for you though.
Originally posted by Dewey:
Downloaded the updates, burned to CD using Nero which is my standard drag and drop. CD's would not work. Finally used Windows Media Player (Version 10) burned new CD's and everything worked fine. Apparently Nero wouldn't or didn't convert the .wav files to MP3.